We decided to have a ‘Zumbathon’ to help raise money for Dementia Care UK, our chosen Lentern Charity. We had a whole day of dancing! Have a look at our photos.
We visited the NNAB Bradbury Activity Centre and had a really enjoyable morning learning all about the specialist equipment that is available for visually impaired people. Ed Bates who visited our school recently, gave us a tour of the centre. We looked at equipment to help people in the kitchen, when they are cooking or making a cup of tea. How can you tell what is inside a tin when they all feel the same? A talking tin lid does the job! We tried on special glasses that reduce the glare from bright lights. There are special alarm clocks, calculators, watches and computers that speak! Ed let us experiment with a device that tells you the colour of your clothes! We had an unexpected visit from Maura who brought her guide dog Bramble to meet us. Maura explained how you should never touch a guide dog that is wearing a harness as that means it is working and mustn’t be disturbed! Brambles had changed Maura’s life and had even saved her life! As a parting gift, Ed used his Braille machine to type our names onto a piece of card for us to keep as a souvenir of our visit.
We would like to say a big thank you to Ed and the team at the NNAB Bradbury Activity Centre. It was a fantastic experience and we learnt so much! Enjoy our photos!
We chose the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) for our Christmas collection charity.
The NNAB came to visit our school and told us all about the work they do to help visually impaired people. We met Ed and he told us what it’s like to be blind.
The school council are going to visit the NNAB Bradbury Activity centre on Thursday 25th Feb. We will meet Ed again and he will show us all the equipment designed to help visually impaired people.